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Phyllis & Bennett Cerf Foundation Inc.

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Last profile update: 09/24/2015
Last grant data update: 01/21/2017

At A Glance

Phyllis & Bennett Cerf Foundation Inc.

111 E. 8th St.,

New York City, NY United States 10075

Telephone: (212) 421-8893

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

EIN

136142796

BRIDGE Number

1436105286

Background

Established in NY - Founded by the late Bennett Cerf and Phyllis Cerf Wagner. Bennett Cerf was a respected publisher, co-founder of Random House and an author. In 1933, Mr. Cerf won United States v. One Book Called "Ulysses," a landmark court case against government censorship. Upon his win, Cerf published James Joyce's unabridged "Ulysses" for the first time in the U.S. Cerf later became known for his frequent appearances on the television show "What's My Line." Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Cerf's wife, was a noted actress and author. She wrote the children's book "The ABC and Counting Book," as well as co-founding Beginner Books